What Was She Thinking? Mary-Kate Goes Grunge

10/25/2006 at 05:00 PM ET

Mary-Kate Olsen seems to be in a fashion time warp — first the Eighties and now the Nineties. The petite star emerged yesterday in an outfit reminiscent of the Grunge look popularized by bands like Nirvana — oversize flannel shirt and all. But like some other starlets we know, she seems to have left her pants at home, opting for thin leggings and ultra-clunky Balenciaga boots (and bag) to complete the look. We think leggings are great as a layering tool under long (read mid-thigh) tunics or sweaters, but with just a buttondown, Mary-Kate looks a tad overexposed. Tell us: What do you think of Mary-Kate’s look? Love it or hate it?

To see more of Mary-Kate’s style, click here to read other Off The Rack stories about her.

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LeeAnn on

i like the shoes and leggings maby a different shirt though but hey its the olsen twins they have unique and different taste and whatever they whear is gonna end up being a hit one way or the other

Nikki on

Mary-kate looks great because she is so darn tiny, she does the leggings justice. But to say that she is actually dressing grungy, I would say no. I have been waiting for this comeback for a lonnngggg time (since it’s hey-day!), and to have the $2,000+ dollar balenciaga boots and bag is in no way grunge. Grunge was about the cheapness of it all, the flannel possibly is from a thrift store, but the rest of it is too exspensive. The outfit was cute and very “Mary-Kate”, but not quite grunge dear!

Emily on

Cute, but I don’t like the boots. People obviously are missing the whole point of the Grunge look. I’m more of a fan of the 80’s trend, not too much of the 90’s Grunge trend, but to each their own. These styles were gonna come back sooner or later. Looks from all decades are coming back with classic twists to them. I’m bord with the boring jeans look. Why not wear a pair of leggings? Get used to it. To each their own.

ZIG on

I agree with the person that said that this is not grunge. THIS IS NOT GRUNGE. The person who wrote the initial article thinks that this is grunge because that’s what he saw in WWD. Probably the same place Mary-Kate got the idea. Either that or she got dressed in the dark and has no idea.

stina on


Cathy on

Look in the mirror you crazy girl.

kiki on

Come on, this look is cute! Definitely off-beat, but I think she pulled off the grunge thing pretty well. It’s much better than the bag-lady outfits she used to wear!

Vickee on

No. Thats basically all I have to say. Just “no”. I’m no fashion icon, but when I see an outfit like that…?! Yes, I’m not too fashion wise, but I do know that that outfit, is a total “fashion-don’t”. The shoes are hideous, not to mention the plaid shirt? And for heaven’s sake, where on earth are those lady’s pants? News flash, the “Pj-just rolled out of bed” look, is SO 2003. EW.

alexis on

I LOVE it and would totally wear it out and about!

kikki on

I think Mary-Kate is very thin,but noenbody can`t say she not is beautyful!:D

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